Study Questions

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25.1 Young athletes who abuse androgens should be made aware of the side effects of these drugs. Which one of the following is, however, not of concern?

A. Increased muscle mass.

B. Anemia due to bone marrow failure.

C. Overly aggressive behavior.

D. Decreased spermatogenesis.

E. Stunted growth.

25.2 A 70-year-old woman is being treated with raloxifene for osteoporosis. There is an increased risk of her developing:

A. Breast cancer.

B. Uterine cancer.

C. Vein thrombosis.

D. Atrophic vaginitis.

E. Hypercholesterolemia.

25.3 A 23-year-old woman has failed to become pregnant after 2 years of unprotected intercourse. Which of the following would be effective in treating infertility due anovulatory cycles?

A. A combination of an estrogen and progestin.

B. Estrogen alone.

C. Clomiphene.

D. Raloxifene.

25.4 Which of the following is inappropriate for treating osteoporosis?

A. Dehydroepiandrosterone.

B. Estradiol.

C. Tamoxifen.

D. Norethindrone.

E. Mestranol.

25.5 Estrogen replacement therapy in menopausal women:

A. Restores bone loss accompanying osteoporosis.

B. May induce “hot flashes.”

C. May cause atrophic vaginitis.

D. Is most effective if instituted at the first signs of menopause.

E. Requires higher doses of estrogen than with oral contraceptive therapy.

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